I'm pleased by this order. As much as I always enjoyed flying the DE 763s over the years - the last time was in 2017 FRA>LPA - they were getting a little "long in the tooth" but still a comfortable ride in Economy. Somebody asked earlier if 3x3x3 will be offered in economy. The 763 current...Jump to post
Widerøe's Embraer E190-E2 were delivered direct from Brazil to Norway with a single stop in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria. A second, provisional refueling stop in Aberdeen, Scotland, was scheduled but not required. Although the aircraft were void of passengers, baggage and cargo, this is still pretty goo...Jump to post
Hi all, I was just in discussion with my son about various long-haul routes that BA combined with "drops" in Frankfurt am Main in the 1970s and, indeed, until the mid-80s, for example: 1977: BA870/811 service: LHR>FRA>BOM>BKK>HKG>BKK>DEL>FRA>LHR (747) BA810/821 service: LHR>FRA>DEL>BKK>HKG...Jump to post
I recall that SAA/SAL also stopped at Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, but I'm unsure if that was perhaps in the 1970s when they were still operating 707s on the LHR (and other European) routes.Jump to post
It isn't often that we see a BA wide-body here in Frankfurt these days. The BA Source (http://thebasource.com/) states that G-STBH and G-STBJ have been doing some cargo sectors to Frankfurt since April 28, 2020.Jump to post
LH600 normally flies direct to Teheran from Frankfurt. Yesterday's LH600 was to have a scheduled stop in Baku, in addition to the regular Baku service (LH612). I presume the irregular drop in Baku was to do a crew change, to avoid having crew overnighting in Teheran, should the situation worsen. On ...Jump to post
Ah, the ATP, one of my all-time fave aircraft and most regularly frequented between 1992 and 1998. I flew on them many a time with British Airways: Aberdeen (ABZ) <> Sumburgh (LSI) ABZ <> Birmingham (BHX) Glasgow (GLA) <> (BHX) service that was a continuation to Frankfurt, we switched to a 737-200 i...Jump to post
LGW>FRA was, I think, originally a British Caledonian and/or Dan-Air route (served by One-Eleven) that BA absorbed when they took over either BCal and/or Dan-Air. It was served by BA for many, many years, I (and my parents) used to take it regularly connecting to/from ABZ and FRA as of 1994. I thin...Jump to post
LGW>FRA was, I think, originally a British Caledonian and/or Dan-Air route (served by One-Eleven) that BA absorbed when they took over either BCal and/or Dan-Air. It was served by BA for many, many years, I (and my parents) used to take it regularly connecting to/from ABZ and FRA as of 1994. I think...Jump to post
I traveled on D-AIPD (1989 build) and D-AIUO (2015 build) FRA<>GLA last week and bar the older overheads in D-AIPD, the untrained eye would not have spotted any differences. I was very impressed. I got the slight impression that I had better legroom on the newer frame - I was seated in 06D on both f...Jump to post
Which bases are the remaining ones to be closed? I used Air UK and KLMuk a lot back in the day on the 146 and F100 and the crew were always excellent. A great addition to KLM Cityhopper (where I have also never encountered an "off" crew...).Jump to post
Loganair operated G-AZUK, a -476 series One-Eleven back in 1989, see https://www.planespotters.net/photo/242457/g-azuk-loganair-bac-1-11-476fm-one-eleven and https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:BAC_1-11_of_Loganair_at_Manchester_Airport#/media/File:G-AZUK_2_One-Eleven_476_Loganair_MAN_JUL89_...Jump to post
We flew HB-HOT back in August 2017 from the air show in Bensheim on an hour-long sight-seeing flight over the Odenwald, Heidelberg and Mannheim, a birthday gift for my son's 19th birthday. It was a fantastic experience from the outset. The crew were excellent and as we were leaving the aircraft one ...Jump to post
Hi there, I was researching flights to Colombo, Sri Lanka earlier and was surprised to find that only Edelweiss appears to offer direct flights to Colombo from mainland Europe these days. What surprised me further was the configuration of the A340 Edelweiss are using on the route: https://www.flyede...Jump to post
As a youngster, I remember being fascinated by flights to Japan and remember reading an article in, I think, Airliner World from 1989 about Virgin Atlantic introducing LHR > NRT via Moscow Sheremetyevo on a Boeing 747-200. I seem to think that the stop in Moscow was solely for refuelling purposes o...Jump to post
As a youngster, I remember being fascinated by flights to Japan and remember reading an article in, I think, Airliner World from 1989 about Virgin Atlantic introducing LHR > NRT via Moscow Sheremetyevo on a Boeing 747-200. I seem to think that the stop in Moscow was solely for refuelling purposes or...Jump to post
gunnerman wrote:I think you mean the 789.
I see that on 15.01.2018, the BA460 service LHR to MAD is being operated on the 788...Jump to post
Really interesting report, thanks for posting. I look forward to the next installment of the journey! Wrt the rear lavatory arrangement on the SCAT 735: if my memory serves me correctly, the Lufthansa and Braathens 735s (in fact, they are the only 735s I have ever traveled on...) both had an identic...Jump to post
Thanks for posting this trip report, I would love to see your pictures. We used airberlin for a transatlantic hop in economy from DUS<>JFK for our first family holiday in the US in 2011. Back then it was the pre-update hard product which wasn't comparable to what is offered now but still comfortable...Jump to post
Not wanting to lower the tone, I kind of liked that Hugh boarded from the rear...Jump to post
IIRC, Air China also has cabin crew based in Frankfurt.Jump to post
Hi Roy, Thanks for posting this trip report. We flew with the Ju-Air Ju-52 HB-HOT this weekend past on a 40-minute flight from Bensheim to Bensheim with views of Heidelberg and the Odenwald > it was wonderful... I was lucky enough to get one of the front backward-facing seats that gave me a great vi...Jump to post
Is anybody out there able to confirm which of the seven remaining Boeing 763ER British Airways is using for tomorrow's (Tuesday, August 1, 2017) BA902/903 LHR>FRA>LHR rotation?
Thanks for any answers!
Wrt the two VC-10 flights - do you remember if the aircraft had rear-facing seats?
(PS And did anybody spot the ex-PanAm L1011-500 awaiting RAF conversion... also now long gone too...)
This has to be one of the best trip reports in a while - full of aircraft and images from my childhood! My parent's home is under the flight path inbound to Aberdeen (ABZ) and a standard sound of home was for many years the drone of the Viscount, normally Britsh Air Ferries doing the Shetland oil ru...Jump to post
Many thank,Crispi!Jump to post
Is there any chance someone here can identify the exact aircraft operating this afternoon's AirEuropa UX1509 Madrid to Frankfurt flight?
It was originally supposed to be operated by E195, now showing as a 738...
Many thanks and best regards,
I see that airBaltic is returning to ABZ with flights from Riga on 733 as of May (it appears to be four times per week), and Ryanair has now announced they are offering flights to Faro as of May 2017 on Tuesdays and Saturdays (dep ABZ at 11:55, dep Faro at 08:00).Jump to post
Great report, that is a pretty tidy looking 744. I was expecting a more "basic" interior involving cloth seats et al in economy, particularly with such a high density. I was nicely surprised...Jump to post
Wrt to ABZ, I see Ryanair is to return to Dyce as of February 2017 to operate twice weekly flights to Alicante (Thursday, Sunday) and Malaga (Wednesday, Saturday.) Early morning from ALC (+/- 08:00) and AGP (+/- 06:30), mid-morning back to Spain again: https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/ne ... n-a...Jump to post
Any word on what cabin is like on the 762ER? 2x4x2 or 2x3x2? And EI branded?Jump to post
While I would love to fly Singapore > Mumbai > Bahrain > Rome > <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym> with a B707, what I find particularly impressive is that the flying time - according to the article - was "only" 17hr 35mins. Compared to today's 12hr 40mins ...Jump to post
I recently had lunch with an American friend and colleague, she was telling me about her first flight to Europe in 1979, with Pan Am from <acronym title="Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX), USA - California">LAX</acronym> (didn't ask if it was a direct flight). She and a friend flew on a kind ...Jump to post
Very interesting indeed.
I see there are no flights to Glasgow Prestwick listed (served by the Northwest (Orient) DC-10)? And what about Dublin and Shannon, are they listed in some way too?
Great video, many thanks for sharing. KLM Cityhopper and the F70 are great - one of my favorite airlines and regional aircraft, unique and very comfortableJump to post
This happened to friends on Monday, March 21 flying with Ryanair from Porto to Hahn, returning from a family event at the weekend. Ryanair canceled their flight due to the ATC action in France on the Monday. The earliest flight home from Porto to Hahn, where they left their car, was on Friday, March...Jump to post
Great report and pictures! I didn't realize BA sometimes used the mid-haul A321 on short-haul hops, bit of a steal really...Jump to post
Thanks for a very interesting report. We're thinking of visiting Iceland next year (from home near Frankfurt) and I was actually considering booking Economy Comfort as my wife doesn't enjoy flying yet having more space makes the experience easier. For a 3.5 hour flight, however, I'm not really willi...Jump to post
I didn't realize that Cityhopper flew RTMFRA. Did they use F27/F50 or F28?Jump to post
Great report, I'm enjoying following your long trip. Those seats on your <acronym title="Bangkok - Suvarnabhumi International (BKK / VTBS), Thailand">BKK</acronym>><acronym title="Mumbai (Bombay) - Chhatrapati Shivaji International (Sahar / Santa Cruz) (BOM / VABB), India">BOM</acronym> leg look ext...Jump to post
Whether we consider this service transactlantic or inter-European, I think it is great that my former home airport at <acronym title="Aberdeen - Dyce (ABZ / EGPD), United Kingdom">ABZ</acronym> is being linked into the Icelandair network > let's hope that the service is used sufficiently to keep it ...Jump to post
My first ever <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> business class flight was on a windy, wet, wintery evening in 1A on a <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> 735 from <acronym title="Edinburgh - Turnhouse (EDI / EGPH), United Kingdom">EDI</acronym> to <acronym title="Frankf...Jump to post
Your story about the man who didn't go to the loo made me chuckle: In May I was in the US and flew with Singapore <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>><acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New Y...Jump to post
The <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> A330 will probably be there a while - the <acronym title="Lufthansa (Germany)">LH</acronym> cabin crew are on strike, one of their unions, UFO, has called a strike for the best part of this week and it affects all flights crewed by Lufthansa Pass...Jump to post
Yes, I recently experienced it on Singapore Airlines A380 from <acronym title="New York - John F. Kennedy International (Idlewild) (JFK / KJFK), USA - New York">JFK</acronym> to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym>. It was 21:00 and already dar...Jump to post
Dear all, My son returned from Las Palmas to <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA</acronym> last night on tuifly and took the current 01/2015 onboard magazine for me to read (he is well trained <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums...Jump to post
I always hoped that I would get a run on a 762 but the closest I ever got was back in 2005 when I was in <acronym title="Philadelphia - International (PHL / KPHL), USA - Pennsylvania">PHL</acronym> with work and had just boarded the later evening <acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Main AB) (FR...Jump to post
My parents recently flew <acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym>>Lisbon><acronym title="Paris - Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) (CDG / LFPG), France">CDG</acronym> on an <acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> A318 and they said that a) they liked the fact ...Jump to post
My favorite seat on the BA734 was 06A, the 2.5 seater behind Club, always tried my best to bag that one!Jump to post